Niche Recruitment


“89% of hires failed due to personal attributes, not skills competency. “

A report by M. Murphy in 2011 ‘Hiring for attitude’ highlight the top 5 reasons why new hires failed. Only 11% of new hires failed due to ‘Technical Competency’.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is not just a buzz phrase. Used as part of a recruitment and selection processes, EI screening can focus on an individual’s mindset and offer an assessment on their suitability. This can help separate candidates with seemingly similar experience and skills, giving you a better fit candidate who you can retain for longer.

Anyone who is involved in recruiting talent will tell you about a talent shortage in the marketplace due to unemployment levels being at an all time low. The need to attract and find talent is becoming more and more difficult, and there are certain sectors really feeling the strain in finding talent, including Engineering, Digital and Health but we are also seeing skills shortages across all sectors as a consequence of these low unemployment levels.

Our unique approach is based on relationships, experience and knowledge. We get to know our clients, their values, their style, their history and by listening and understanding their business, we can match talent more effectively. By introducing a scientific element, we can add further value to the recruitment process.

Niche Recruitment have partnered with JCA Global to help incorporate Emotional Intelligence profiling into our recruitment and selections decisions.

We identify Behaviours, feelings and Attitude to measure an individual’s effectiveness across 10 key areas:

Personal Effectiveness

  • Showing resilience
  • Acting with initiative
  • Driving for success
  • Responding to change
  • Growth Focus


The nature of the system means that you can access it from anywhere with an internet connection. You are not required to be in a physical meeting room. It also means you can access CVs and candidate videos at a time of your choosing.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Valuing people
  • Connecting with people
  • Influencing people
  • Inspiring others
  • Coaching and developing other

We then apply these results to the key competencies you have identified, in order to rate the candidates and to also offer guidance on interview techniques for each candidate, so that you can better appraise them.

Take a look at our blog which looks at How we use E.I to recruit talent


"I had a wonderful experience with Niche. I was super informed throughout the entire recruitment process and even after I'd started my new role. I'd definitely recommend Niche. Thanks guys"


Digital Learning - Product Manager

"5 star service from Nick and Team. Nick was a pleasure to work with. He really understood what I was looking for in my next career move but was also very clear on the requirements of the company he was representing. The use of video interview technology meant the process was painless for me and helped me bring life to the application process. I've recommended Niche to colleagues and friends for both individual job searches and hiring initiatives."


Head of Customer Service

"Thank you so much

Michelle has been an amazing recruiter to work with from start to finish - she put me forward for a role which was a great fit and gave me confidence all along the way, checking in regularly and offering support. Really went above and beyond. Had a wonderful experience, would highly recommend!"


Digital Marketing Executive

"Excellent Service! I have dealt with Charli from Niche since October when she approached me for a temporary role. Throughout this role she has been very supportive and helpful in looking for a permanent role for me, which she found and I have just successfully interviewed for. Charli has always regularly communicated with me and has always been so helpful, friendly and approachable - just what you need when you are feeling nervous about interviewing for new roles! Nick and Joanne have also been very helpful and personable when I have spoken to them. If you are looking for help in finding work I would definitely recommend Niche - it has been a pleasure working with them!


In-House Paralegal

“More than excellent. I'm very happy and I'm feeling very grateful for the amazing job of this recruitment company. They offered me a great service, impossible to compare with others. In Niche Recruitment they are professional, very close and offer a personal service for each different person. They make you feel confident and help you to improve your abilities in your CV and Interview. Gemma Baker was my recruiter and I felt the warmth of a mother and in turn the motivation of a great professional. In 3 days, I got a job and I was accompanied all the time. So, highly recommend it.”


Digital Marketing Executive

"I have never found a recruitment agency like Niche before. They are absolutely wonderful. Putting you first and listening to what you are looking for, giving advice and recommendations. Michelle helped me find a new role that is just perfect for me and was there for support throughout the whole process. She made it incredibly smooth to join the new company and maintained a personal touch even after I started. I would recommend anyone looking for a new work opportunity to get in touch with Niche, I will definitely be returning when I am looking for a new role again."


Digital Marketing Executive

"My experience with Niche Recruitment was very professional from registration through to securing a permanent position and even after! They have a dedicated friendly professional team and a recruitment agency I would highly recommend, thank you to Nick and his team."


Finance Assistant

"Nick was really helpful, Niche was definitely the best agency I’ve ever dealt with. I got the job and I’ve been recommending them to friends ever since. Thank you."


Personnel Administrator

"Michelle and Rebecca were both extremely polite, knowledgeable and friendly. Always kept up good communication and the info provided was always accurate."


Marketing Manager

"Over the last few weeks, I have dealt with many recruitment agencies in my quest for a new role. I had the absolute pleasure of dealing with the lovely Charlotte and I have also spoken with Nick. Niche has been a breath of fresh air with their approach towards me as a candidate and keeping me informed and well prepped throughout the interview process. They have been a pleasure to work with and I hope they continue with the success they deserve."


Senior Sales Executive - Field Based

"Outstanding recruitment agency. Extremely supportive. They take time to get to know you and really stand by you throughout the process - even after I've started my new job, they still keep in touch. Honestly the best agency I've ever worked with. Nick and the team have just helped me find a brilliant new job and have made a real effort to stay in touch and check in with me even after I've started the role. Definitely a different kind of recruiter and one we need more of!"


Head of Product Management

"My experience with Niche Recruitment has been really positive, they found a role that was a good match of my experience and skills and got me an interview very quickly. I liked that they kept in touch during the whole process which I found reassuring."



Project Coordinator

"I was successfully placed at Innovate UK by Niche. I was looked after pre, during and post-interview stages with the utmost professionalism. I was well informed about the post and felt armed to take up the challenge for both my interviews. I would highly recommend Niche as they were very involved throughout the whole recruitment process, thank you all."


Programme Manager

"Having not temped for many years, I was unsure of what to expect from any agency. Niche contacted me regarding my current role, interviewed me on the phone – making me feel welcome. I then had a face to face interview including assistance in how to best promote my skillset. They are highly experienced and professional. I have never had any issues with them and would recommend them to anyone."


Project Administrator

"Nick at Niche Recruitment has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking employment as I have to a lot of my friends. He has been helpful, friendly, informative and offers an invaluable service that you just don't get at other agencies. I first met Nick in early Oct 2015 and in a matter of days he had me in full-time employment working with a fantastic local company. I am eternally grateful to him for everything and if I ever needed help in the future. Niche Recruitment would be the first people I would turn to. Thanks for everything."


Customer Service Advisor

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